Researchers Look at Dust Mites and Potential Links to Allergies and Asthma

February 3, 2016
Adam Hochron

The number of patients dealing with health issues related to asthma and allergies continues to grow and researchers are looking to answer the question of why this is happening. The answer may be at the cellular level and be influenced by a person's environment, including the common dust mite.

The number of patients dealing with health issues related to asthma and allergies continues to grow, and researchers are looking to answer the question of why this is happening. The answer may be at the cellular level, and be influenced by a person's environment, including the common dust mite.

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, including Beatriz Leon, PhD, and Frances Lund, PhD, discussed the findings of their study, which were published in Immunity.